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El Huacatay

Urubamba, Peru
+84 201790 / +84 9676876
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Ranked #6 of 37 restaurants in Urubamba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
2,165 reviews 2,165 reviews
1,232 restaurant reviews
843 helpful votes 843 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

An excellent restaurant with good food and wonderful service - like most restaurants in the region, all food has wheat and cheese / butter but the team worked really well to find an alternative for my wife - great atmosphere and reasonable prices.

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

While staying at Tambo del Inka in Urubamba (which is very luxurious indeed!) we wanted to try a restaurant in the town of Urubamba. The hotel concierge recommended El Huacatay and we were very pleased with the suggestion. We started with Maracuya Sours in the garden while greeted by a friendly feline and surrounded by lovely flowers. We moved indoors... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food was excellent, price was very, very reasonable, and the presentation of the food was beautiful.

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Boston, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lovely setting and ambience. We opted to sit inside. Service was attentive. We had crispy mushroom raviolis as an appetizer, and my husband got the chicken and chorizo gnocchi and I got the spicy trout with quinoa. Both were very good. Presentation was also nice. Highly recommend.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The alpaca was good, but some of our dishes were a bit salty. It is a nice setting, but bring a sweater, they leave the doors open all night. We were very disappointed about the service, especially given the size of the place, from having to ask about our drinks, waiting a long long time for our appetizers and then... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our tour guide took us to the wonderful restaurant. You would never know it is there unless you are told about it. There are lovely grounds to eat outside, but we had a table inside. The food was delicious and unique. Our servers went above and beyond expected service to make sure we were happy with each course. I liked... More

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Oceanside, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant, and offered directions to find it. After roaming around for 20 minutes we gave up and ate elsewhere. The next night we found our bearings but were almost disappointed as it was full. Fortunately they were able to make room for us and we're glad they did. We started with a deep fried mushroom... More

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New York City, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We lunched at El Huacatay after a long day of exploring Moray, Chinchero and Salineras. The restaurant is well designed and the garden has mature plants and feels very welcoming. We were seated inside and had a delicious and leisurely meal. The three meats we tried were alpaca, ch'arki (dried, salted meat) and a tenderloin of steak. We also had... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This restaurant is quite small in the main room (maybe 5 tables), but there are several other areas to eat such as the bar and gardens. The service was very friendly and well paced. The food was excellent - our favorite restaurant in Urubamba.

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Mijas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I arrived unannounced and found the restaurant fully booked. But the staff went out of their way to set up a table for us on the patio together with a gas heater to ward off the evening chill. The food and service were excellent and we would definitely go back again if we were in the area.

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